I must admit I always liked this individual quote from “On The Road”… but did anyone else who read the book find it in total to be fairly ponderous? You get to that quote maybe 14 pages in and then… ehh. The majority of the book seems to lag. Maybe my expectations were fairly skewed, but I was sincerely hoping for something that gave me a clue about the Beat generation… and instead, I felt like I had no better idea of it than when I started.
Granted, the book was not written to be a comprehensive treatise on that era and that group of people known as Beatniks… but it just seemed like far too much random roaming and not enough meaningfull insights. So, maybe I missed the point of the whole book and would love to see anyone else’s takes on it who is a book geek like me.
- Return with honor.